Teenage pals face the chop together

Saffron Kerr (left) and Megan Chapman have donated 28 inches of hair between them to the Little Princess charity.
Saffron Kerr (left) and Megan Chapman have donated 28 inches of hair between them to the Little Princess charity.
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Hairdressing apprentice Saffron Kerr could not wait to let the scissors loose on her waist length tresses.

When she heard about the Little Princess charity the caring teen decided she wanted to donate some of her own hair, which had grown to waist length.

The charity provides wigs for children suffering with hair loss through cancer and other illnesses.

But Saffron, who has just started as an apprentice at OMD Hairdressing salon in Burnley’s Standish Street, abided by her mum’s wishes to wait until after her prom before she went in for the chop.

And joining her for the big occasion was Megan Chapman, her best pal and former classmate at Blessed Trinity RC College in Burnley.

The duo had an incredible 14 inches each lopped off their crowing glories to donate to the charity.

Georgina Whittam, who is one of the owners of OMD, cut Saffron’s hair and performing the honours for mechanical apprentice Megan were her grandparents, who each cut one of her two plaits.

And the girls have raised £250 for the charity after being sponsored for the hair raising challenge.